Simon Yeo: One to Eleven

Lincoln City legend, Simon Yeo has named his career One to Eleven.

Simon Yeo (Lincoln City)

Simon Yeo (Lincoln City)

Before a successful footballing career Yeo was part of the British Army where he toured Bosnia and Northern Ireland. After leaving the army the Stockport born forward played for a number of clubs but his career really kicked off after playing for Hyde United.

After leaving Hyde, Yeo had two spells at Sincil Bank with Lincoln City (between 2002-05 and 2005-06) which included a brief switch to New Zealand Knights. He made over 100 appearances and scored over 30 goals for the Lincolnshire side. The 2002-03 season was a special one for the striker as he scored a number of vital goals in the Third Division play-offs. Lincoln managed to get a 6-3 aggregate victory over Scunthorpe. The Imps went onto lose 5-2 in the final against Bournemouth.

In the 2006-07 season, Yeo signed for Peterborough United which was followed by a spell at Chester City. In 2008 the striker was given a move on loan to Manchester side, Bury. Towards the end of his Career Yeo played for a number of sides including Macclesfield, Droylsden and Harrogate Town.

Simon Yeo (Right) with the late Keith Alexander (Left)

Simon Yeo (Right) with the late Keith Alexander (Left)

Here’s the strikers side full of great players he has played with.

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Alan Marriott – “Superb shot stopper, he always commands the 18 yard box.”

RB: Dean Holden – “6ft 2, a big, strong, quick fullback.”

CB: Paul Morgan – “He’s quick, and reads the game well. He always got us out of some sticky situations.. aka Mr Reliable.”

CB: Ben Futcher – “No nonsense centre back. He clears his line well and even scored a few goals.”

LB: Gareth McAuley – “A true leader. Nothing much got past him and also a very passionate player plus he could score.”

CM: Richard Butcher – “The best engine I’ve ever seen. Fit as f**k…pardon my French…! A box to box player who could score goals. He had the worst banter ever and he should have played at a higher level.”

CM: Peter Gain – “Another fit lad who was a box to box player and also very skilful, he could pass the ball with quality.”

CM: Lee Frecklington – “A young boy who was quick and enthusiastic. He was full of energy and had a great football head on him, which meant he could create and score goals!”

ST: Gary Taylor-Fletcher – “Quick and very skilful, I use to love him running at defences because he could turn them inside out which meant he could create and make chances!”

ST: George Boyd – “An intelligent, quick, skilful player with a very good footballing brain and he has scored a bag full of goals.”

ST: Aaron McLean – “He was lightning fast, skilful and he could finish from any position in the attacking third. But boy could he strike a ball! Unbelievable power in a shot”

Marriott

Holden Morgan Futcher McAuley

Butcher Gain Frecklington

Taylor-Fletcher Boyd Mclean

Simon Yeo (Right)

Simon Yeo (Right)

Thank you Simon for taking the time to take part in this article.

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